Mary Renee - posted on 08/29/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I've been co-sleeping with my (now) 16-month-old toddler since she was 6 weeks old. I also have been nursing her to sleep and she always naps in her car seat, because I've found she always takes longer naps in her carseat (and by longer I mean 1 hour... prior to giving into the carseat nap she seldom slept longer than 20 minutes.
We used to have a good routine, dinner around 5:30 pm, bath around 6:30, lights-out/bedtime/nurse at 7:30 and she'd be asleep by 8.
Now she nurses and doesn't go to sleep and last night I couldn't get her to sleep till 10pm! This arrangement isn't working anymore and I need suggestion on how to transition her from co-sleeping in our king sized bed to sleeping in a toddler bed.
Also, financially we don't have a lot of money and live in small one-bedroom apartment so she will be staying in our room. I'm actually having to sell a desk just to make room for a toddler bed in our bedroom, so please help me by limiting your suggestion to those that are low/no-cost and include her sleeping in our room.
We have a toddler bed frame available to us (left to us by a neighbor) but we haven't bought a mattress yet so I'm taking suggestions about that too.